|Jack Kugelmass 21dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Jack Kugelmass, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, remembers his parents speaking "kitchen Yiddish," Yiddish phrases, as a child growing up in Montreal, Canada. He speaks fondly of his grandmother, who was both a Yiddish speaker and an intellectually engaged leader in his family and discusses the cultural ties between Canadian Jewry living in Montreal...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish Community of Montreal; Jewish Community of Canada; University of Florida; Yiddish; Jewish Studies; Anthropology; Russia; YIVO; Jewish Academia; Jewish Deli
|Anna Muench 19January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Anna Muench was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 19, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Anna Muench, a student in the 2011 January term Yiddish intensive class at the Yiddish Book Center, starts her interview with a brief overview of her family’s history. Both of her parents were interested in genealogy, which contributed to Anna’s strong grasp of her heritage. Anna spends the first portion of her interview describing her childhood growing up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a town filled w...
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|Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology